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Research Associate

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Position Details

Posting Summary

Position Title Research Associate
Faculty/Department Johnson Shoyama Graduate School
Unit Johnson Shoyama Graduate School
Employee Group CUPE 5791 - Research
Collective Agreement Consideration Open to the Public.
CUPE 5791 Job Family Research
Category Staff
Number of Vacancies 1
Position Summary
The position will involve working at Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, Regina Campus, and normally involves working Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week.
This position involves providing support for a project funded by CIHR around cross-sectoral collaboration (CSC) to improve outcomes for children/youth in vulnerable contexts using TRiP (The Regina intersectoral Partnership) as a case study. Here you will join a team that is conducting a formative process evaluation of TRiP activities. The research will draw on interviews with stakeholders from different human service organizations and persons with lived experience as well as facilitated activities (i.e., World Café, Nominal Group Technique (NGT)), observation, and document reviews, to identify factors influencing collaboration and service coordination across sectors and its sustainability over time. Our process evaluation will examine governance, organization, funding structure, accountability mechanisms and factors influencing the design, implementation, and sustainability of this CSC initiative.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The successful applicant will:
· Work within the research team, independently, and with external stakeholders to apply analytical skills in primary qualitative data collection and analysis.
· Coordinate effectively different activities within the project.
· Organize time effectively so that research participants’ engagement/recruitment, data collection and analysis, research outputs, and logistics are produced by set deadlines.
· Support data collection and analysis and co-convene focus groups and/or policy roundtables.
· Support with ethics application.
· Support with collecting and analyzing policy documents.
· Support with conducting scoping reviews.
· Support with preparing various research outputs including peer-reviewed journal articles, research reports, policy briefs, briefing notes, and conference papers.
· Communicate effectively by regularly updating the research team on research participants’ recruitment/engagement, data collection and analysis.
· Present and communicate research results to a variety of audiences and in different venues (i.e., local, provincial, national and international conferences, workshops, webinars, team meetings as well as in various written publications).
· Communicate effectively with project’s diverse stakeholders (e.g., policy and decision makers, service providers, people with lived experiences, etc.).
Position Requirements
· Graduate degree and related experience in public policy, public and population health, health policy, or relevant social science disciplines; minimum of a Master’s degree in hand.
· Practical public or population health or policy related work experience is a significant asset; the preferred candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience in public health or population health research with progressively increasing responsibilities.
· Strong qualitative research skills in collecting data (using interviews, focus group, policy document analysis, observation, consensus building methods such as NGT or World Café) and analyzing qualitative data (e.g., thematic analysis, grounded theory).
· Experience of conducing process evaluation is a significant asset.
· Experience of ethics application is an asset.
· Experience of conducting focus groups and/or policy roundtables is a significant asset.
· Experience of conducting scoping reviews is a significant asset.
· Experience writing reports for public dissemination is an essential asset.
· Proven ability to deliver high quality publications that meet rigorous quality standards.
· Knowledge of bibliographic research methods and strong search skills in different electronic academic databases (PubMed, MEDLINE, Web of Science, EMBASE, EBSCO, Scopus) as well as grey literature sources.
· Experience and proficiency with qualitative software (NVivo), citation and bibliographic software (EndNote), Canva, as well as Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) are significant assets.
· Experience managing multiple projects and working collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams and various stakeholders is an asset.
· Excellent organizational skills, time management and problem-solving skills with the ability to meet conflicting priorities and balance multiple projects.
· Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
· Demonstrated ability to work independently while remaining adaptable and flexible in a fast-moving and changing environment.
· Strong commitment to accuracy and attention to details
Physical Demands
Pay Grade As Per CUPE 5791 Research
Salary Range $55,000-$62,000 per year depending on qualifications and experience
Status Term
Work Hours
This is a one-year full-time position with the possibility of extension. There is some flexibility regarding the hours of work and the location. Specific arrangements will be determined in consultation with the Principal Investigator.
Duration (if Term/Temporary) 1 year term with the possibility of extension
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Preference Posting
Target Posting
Additional Information

Contact Information
Job Open Date 03/30/2023
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Application Instructions
Applicant must include a cover letter that shows the qualifications and the skill sets; a detailed recent resume/CV, a sample of recent peer-reviewed publication, and contact information for 3 references. We thank everyone for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Diversity Statement
The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.
Competition Number 20220444A/S

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